I've been thinking about Bauhaus designer Marianne Brandt's work lately and how influential it continues to be - here are a handful of my favorite pieces of hers. I think all of these were exhibited at the Bauhaus exhibition at MoMa in 2009.
Marianne Brandt, Coffee and Tea Service, 1924. Silver, ebony and glass. Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin.
Marianne Brandt, Ashtray, 1924. Brass and Nickel Plated Brass. Collection of MoMA.
Marianne Brandt, Ashtray (MT 36), 1924. Brass and nickel-plated brass. Private collection.
(L) Marianne Brandt, Ceiling Light (ME 94), 1926. Frosted Glass and Pressed Aluminum. Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau.
(R) Marianne Brandt, Celing Light, 1926. Brushed aluminum. Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin.
I picked up this post card when my husband and I traveled to the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin and to Dessau, Germany to see the famous Bauhaus buildings in 2007. In addition to the main studio building in Dessau, there was also a dormitory building and the Meisterhäuser or teachers' housing where some of the Bauhaus faculty lived and worked (the housing included studio space - awesome, I know!). This image is of László Moholy-Nagy's studio - you can see one of Brandt's light fixtures - the ME 104a, hanging over by the window.